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  • X-Discrimination

    Comic books, like any other medium, are a powerful tool for expressing various beliefs and ideas. These ideas differ amongst the various intellectual properties owned by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and other smaller companies. For example, Superman is often said to represent “truth, justice and the American way.” Spider-Man...
  • Goodbye, Mr. Warmth

    One comedian bears the title “Master of Insult” as he became known for his demeaning but humbling insults that shook even the most prolific celebrities. As he grew older, he feared becoming irrelevant. The culture has changed, and the jokes are different, but the wit of Don Rickles will...
  • A new classic

    The World Baseball Classic is the Olympic games for international play of the long-lived sport. This past week the young tournament saw a new winner, the United States of America. The WBC has been played every four years since 2006, but the USA’s best finish before this year was...
  • The Dead Man retires

    What makes a legend? How does a man go from being just a mere mortal to becoming a myth and a legend known to thousands upon thousands of people? The answer is simple. Look to The Undertaker. To the uninitiated, The Undertaker is the stage name adopted by professional...
  • A response to Trump’s budget

    President Donald Trump finally figured out who was going to pay for his wall, and, as expected, it isn’t Mexico. It’s the American people. But that shouldn’t have surprised anyone, especially with his track record of keeping his other campaign promises. Everyone should have seen it coming after his...
  • A Mountaineer Impact

    Appalachian State unveiled the “A Mountaineer Impact, A Drive for Excellence” project on Tuesday in hopes of raising $60 million over a six-year period for facility enhancements and benefits for student athletes. Currently, less than half of athletic scholarship funding is provided by The Yosef Club, athletic’s revenue and...
  • End the Confederate Flag

    Correction: The previous piece mentioned Plessy vs. Ferguson as the court case which integrated schools, but this is actually Brown vs. Board of Education. To some it’s a representation of their heritage and southern pride, but to others the Confederate flag represents an integral part of their identity. To minority...
  • The facts on immigration

    Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These are the last lines of Emma Lazarus’ famous poem “The New Colossus,” which...
  • Letter to the Editor:

    It seems as though the topic of free speech resurfaces continually, whether it is related to campus protests, the university chalking policy or the rights of different organizations to hold events on campus. However, many students are unaware of the larger, overarching restrictions relating to campus free speech, which...
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